C&ENVENG 4070 - Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Students will learn how the basic stiffness method of structural analysis for static loading is extended to analyse the dynamic response of structures subject to dynamic loading such as that caused by earthquake. Emphasis will be placed on practical elastic and inelastic analysis techniques. Simplified methods for characterisation of dynamic loads as "equivalent" static forces and the treatment of structural damping will also be covered. Students will also learn how to design unreinforced masonry buildings with special emphasis on earthquake loading. Students will also learn how to design different seismic retrofit methods for masonry structures. Application of the principles will be reinforced through a small design project.

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